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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara bloomquist is off.
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alicia vitarelli is joining us. in the news the president starts his first overseas trip of the year. >> and ahead of the super bowl we hear from church doug peterson and how he is preparing for the big game. but the big story on "action news" is the man on allegedly shooting a philadelphia police officer. it was two years ago when edward archer opened fire on a cop car wounding officer jessie hartnett in philadelphia. trish hartman is in the courtroom for the opening statement. she joins us live with more. >> reporter: rick, both the prosecution and defense gave opening statementses this morning. and even before that as each charge was read edward archer rather than pleading guilty or not guilty he said he did not plead to anyone but allah.
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>> the prosecution said during the trial that jurors will see video and physical evidence and hear from witnesses on the night of january 27th 2015. jessie hartnett was hit three times sitting in his patrol car in philadelphia. his left arm was shattered by gun fire leaving him unable to work as a police officer. and he has had 11 surgeries be the video shows archer shooting at at cruiser at close range and how he kicked the vehicle door open and chased after archer firing seven shots and archer later confessed saying he did it in the name of islam. and they hailed officer archer a hero but said put aside sympathy and focus on the law. >> this is a major trial.
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that we are dealing with. and as was stated inside. you know the attempted assassination of a philadelphia police officer. not two days after i was sworn in as a matter of fact. i will never forget it obviously. >> the homicide detective took the stand after the opening statements and the young says he expected the trial to last for about two weeks. channel 6 "action news." brand new surveillance video this afternoon shows a violent home invasion in progress. watch as a man carries a baby out to his car in the olney section of philadelphia. and it was just after 3:00 when a criminal dressed as a mailman ambushed the viction tim on north 2nd street. and the suspect pulled a gun and forced the man into his home. and then three other men come inside and they zip tied the victim and roughed him up. police are looking for all four suspects and they got away with
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$5,000 plus the iphone and keys to his house and his car. fortunately he had just minor injuries and the baby was unharmed. >> time to talk temperatures. it's the coldest day of the week and you feel it outside as you look live from sky 6 hd showing you the view of center city on a sunny enbrisk thursday afternoon. meteorologist david murphy joins us live with the first check of the forecast. hopefully we warm up in the next day or so. >> for now we are look agent cloud cover on satellite receding and getting off the coast. we talked about how this morning it was looking cloudy in neighborhoods but as expected we see things brighten up and add isal clouds to the west trying to make it out later in the day. and generally speaking mostly sunny skies for most of your day. and still cold. 33 in philadelphia. 32 in trenton. 34 in wilmington and the freezing mark in reading. and 35 in millville and 33 in
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cape may. we have winds that are blustery, 10 to 20 miles per hour gusting higher than that at times and the windchill values are looking like 22 in trend and 25 in wilmington. you get the picture. if you are extending your stay outside today you want to make sure you not only have a heavy coat on and layers and the extra gear. i was out a while ago and happy i was bundled up. 37 by 2:00 and high of 38 around 3:00 and then you see how the numbers fall. by 7:00 or 8:00 we are back below the freezing mark and 28 at midnight tonight. the winds running 10 to 20 miles per hour gusting as high as 25 and the windchill values stay below freezing the rest are of afternoon and another set of numbers that give you the idea that it's a good idea to bundle up a bit. temperatures to the west, 33 in philadelphia and cincinnati similar 35 and you don't have to go too far away to get the numbers. 35e in atlanta and 56 in st. louis and high pressure sets
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up over here tomorrow and that sets up a draw of the milder air into our neck of the woods and looking at a slightly better day for the weekend. >> thank you. our philadelphia eagles are back on the practice field today preparing for what is sure to be one of the biggest games of their lives. we just heard from head coach, doug peterson at nova care hoping to walk off the field victorious next week just like he did this past sunday after beating the vikings on home turf and the coach is sharing his mind set heading into what is sure to be a crazy week ahead. >> we have a game to play and it's not a vacation next week and you know my message to the team is just that. we'll prepare this week as if we are playing this weekend obviously. but we can sort of fine tune things. we just have to stay on top of our game.
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and keep the grind, keep the intensity going right into next week. >> one more game left in the season guys. we'll hear more from peterson in the next half hour. jaime apody has the coach's take on the challenge of facing the patriots and as we get closer to super bowl sunday. eagles fever continues to grow on 6abc.com. and we have stories on the many ways that birds fans are celebrating including how the philadelphia fire department is showing its support for the team. >> overseas president trump arrived in switzerland today to attend the world economic forum. the first president to do so since president clinton. ar let is joining us from washington with the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon, his first day in davos pretty met with the prime ministers of the
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uk and israel back here the russia investigation looms large. >> president trump is meeting with leaders in davos. but some are protesting the president's visit. following him to the swiss alps is the russia investigation. just before departing the white house the president says is willing to sit down with robert mueller even under oath. >> even looking forward to it. >> you would do it under oath? >> i would do it under oath. >> but the president's lawyer says not so fast. special counsel tye cob says it's being worked out with the team and lawyers. mueller wants to question president trump over the firings of michael flynn and former fbi director james comey.
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sources tell "action news" they have interviewed the investigation. and questioned attorney general, jeff sessions, part of mueller's probe part of the probe seeing if the president committed obstruction of justice. >> and they hope to written and personal interview. and could take place in two to three weeks but any interview is subject to his attorneys. channel 6 "action news." back here in philadelphia police are looking for the person that fired a gun in center city. investigators say that a 24-year-old man was shot in the arm at 8:30 on the 5800 block of chestnut street. and police found the wounded victim as 16th and walnut. he is expected to survive. no arrests have been made. a new proposal could leave a city divided. it calls for civilian traffic
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cops in philadelphia. city council president, darryl clark, is introducing the idea at city hall. having regular every day citizens enforced traffic laws giving police more time to focus on criminal investigations and the civilian officers could issue traffic tickets and could not carry guns and not allowed to make arrests. there is more ahead on "action news" at noon. her case is called a medical miracle. hear from the survivor of the vegas massacre as she prepares to leave the hospital today. >> and students are ordered to put down their phones and pay attention. fow there is a way to guarantee they will focus on class and not their technology. >> and david murphy is back with the closer look at the seven-day forecast from accuweather. when "action news" at noon continues in a moment. eligible for medicare?
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law enforcement officers nationwide are mourning the death of a colorado sheriffs deputy gunned down not line of duty. the 32-year-old deputy was killed when responding.
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an all out manhunt continues for two other men involved. a 15-year-old boy suspected of opening fire on students at a school in kentucky will appear in court today. accused of killing two of his high school peers and wounding 18 others and prosecutors want to try him as an adult. and they have not shared a possible motive. marshall high school where the shooting happened remains closed. and a woman that made a miraculous recould havery after shot in the head. she was shot in the vegas massacre. and the gunman steven paddock killed 58 people and then himself. she was not expected to survive or walk and talk again. but with help from her doctors, the 33-year-old is learning to you to do every day tasks once again and the experience gave her a new resolve.
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>> even know i will not be the same, i will come back stronger. we will not let people like him win. and we will not live in fear. >> she plans to leave the hospital today with her husband and two children. our nation's exasperated teachers have a way to block students from using their cell phones in class. more and more schools are getting these special pouchs that can only be unlocked with a special device. yes, we have come to this. each student is expected to place the phone inside of the pouch when they enter the billing and the high school in massachusetts is using the new technology and they noticed a huge improvement with more kids actually paying attention. the students can only get their phones unlocked by going to the
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vice president principal at dismissal. the flu is now spreading among k-9s and the signs to look out for in your family pet. >> scary stuff. and super bowl security the new tool that police officers in minneapolis are using to keep themselves and the crowds safe.
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police in charge of guarding the super bowl in minneapolis
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have a new tool to help keep the crowds safe next week. the field watch app goes live tomorrow. it's specifically developed for the big game. more than 2,000 police officers will have it on their phones and allows them to see nearby backup and live stream fans or rowdy suspects directly to a command sender and could be useful to other police forces around the country. match the super bowl they will launch it worldwide. and pets across the country are getting sick as a dog. they have the canine flu, with coughing and sneezing and possibly a high fever. according to experts it has never jumped to humans. when it comes to make a living professional poets are rare. but this this week's art of
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aging we are introduced to a poet and playwright that commands an audience's attention. >> we girls, circled around like fireflys. >> rochelle owens came into the scene in 1926 with allen ginsburg. and it was not easy. >> the poets were male. tall, skinny dry, neat, spotted. or monochromatic. >> owens thrived writing experimental poetry and became a founder of the poetry experiment in new york. >> i had various plays produced that won awards. >> the native new yorker made
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philadelphia her home in 2001. and recently did a reading from her latest book, to a group. sponsored by penn's village. >> i was pleased by the response of the audience. very sophisticated and learned and heartfelt. >> at 81 she says that writing daily and staying involved keeps her feeling young. >> psychologically i feel like i'm still 20. ali gorman, channel 6 "action news." >> all right the "action news" team is work on news stories later today beginning at 4:00. like this one, the parents of twin boys born minutes apart. suing the state department after one of their sons was denied the pass wort and why only baby is credited a u.s. citizen. >> and should you insist your friends and family members insist they get a flu shot before they see the newborns. and should you make them prove
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meteorologist, david murphy, back now with a closer look at the forecast and just brutal temperatures, seasonal temperatures. >> you will want to bundle up because the windchills are around the freezing mark. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows us we are dry and looking outside the not hard to find the sun. earlier clouds moved out and there is sky 6 hd looking live from the temple university camera down to university city. the sky is so clear you have a clear view of the walt whitman bridge in the distance on the horizon on the right sized injure screen kind of cool. 33 degrees and winds out of the northwest at 10 miles per hour.
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and it feels like 25 degrees out there. so extra stuff and extra gear. here are the temperatures, freezing mark in trenton and reading and lancaster 31 and 34 in wilmington and millville 35 and dover 37 degrees and 33 in cape may. some of these points in inland south jersey and delaware remain milder the rest of the afternoon. satellite shows you the clouds we had at dawn, but boy did they sweep out and a question as to how much of a run this wave will have at us until sun down. susquehanna river is giving us trouble with an ice jam in place since the deep freeze and with the thaw going on you see breaks in the ice and all of that extra liquid going into the river is pushing water to either side and also the ice blocking up against trees and bridges is guiding water to the sides. so we have a flood watch in effect and in place along the
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delaware river all the way from bush kill, through belvedere and easton. the susquehanna river is the only watch there. and a similar situation on the northern delaware. in through here until 4:00 this afternoon and the very least the potential of flooded roads on either side of the river due to the ice jam that is breaking up a bit. lehigh valley lots of sun and brisk and cold and 36 degrees and feeling like below freezing all the way. shore 38 and sunny and chilly and breezy. and philadelphia mostly sunny and high of 39 degrees and winds 25 miles per hour. and you'll want the extra gear as the windchills are raw. 25 in philadelphia tonight and the winds die down overnight and tomorrow the high pressure is in place and that does a couple of things for us. it knocks the winds down because of the proximity of the high and secondly you'll wind up with a southerly flow and get a milder
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feel to the package and 45 for a high tomorrow and less wind feeling better. brisk and colder than it was yesterday than today. high of 39 and 45 not as bad in the afternoon and saturday 57 degrees for a high. sun gives way to increasing clouds and it's milder. at night the chance of rain and some of that rain could spill into sunday morning and even early sunday afternoon. right now we dry out during the day on sunday. and high of 54 and mid-40s on monday and perhaps a brief snow or rain shower at night. tuesday colder and 35. and the quick hits of cold and thursday we are back up to 40 and thursday about 50. so quick dips. >> i hear that super bowl sunday minneapolis could be 11 degrees. >> yes, it looks partly cloudy and maybe a flurry too. better inside of the stadium but forget tailgating. >> i think they will still do it. >> oh yeah. much more head in the next
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half hour of "action news" at 12:30. the geeter with the heater is back again to entertain. details on the disco show coming up. >> i think i was dancing there. and for years one man's clothing store is offering top of the line suits custom-made for you. those stories and more next. pl, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like any of these types of plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call unitedhealthcare insurance company today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans
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continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and paid gift, david murphy. >> hello again. sara is off and alicia vitarelli joining us. and here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30. eagles coach doug peterson says the patriots are a good team but he is focusing on his players for super bowl lii. and the local air man gets a ride. and a dog is overcome by smoke in a fire. and rescued by first responders and all caught on camera. >> now ten days until super bowl lii and as it gets closer the excitement is growing, but head coach doug peterson is keeping his players focused and grounded one day at a time. and working to figure out just how they can beat the patriots and will a lot of people say. jaime apody

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